Buncombe County Submitted: March 15, 2023 | Updated: June 6, 2023

(March 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/2022 – 03/14/2023.

Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff's Office (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a new public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request relates to “Buncombe County Sheriff's Office shift staffing levels”.

If such a record exists – Please provide the electronic copy of all BCSO daily rosters (what deputies are available to answer calls for each shift on each patrol squad) sent from Patrol Lieutenants to the Captain. During the specific time period of 10/01/2022 through 03/14/2023.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
——————

** Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I can respond.

** I am simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide to narrow this request, other than what you see in the message above. If it is unclear, or you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

By Law I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • June 6, 2023 2:53 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 6, 2023, 2:53 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for explaining re: § 132-1.7. Sensitive public security information.

     

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_132/gs_132-1.7.html

     

    I have now marked the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thanks for your help!


    Status: Completed
  • June 2, 2023 1:52 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 2, 2023, 1:52 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    Daily shift rosters are not public record per G.S. 132-1.7 (Sensitive public security information).

     

    Aaron

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452  

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 2, 2023 10:38 am

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 2, 2023, 10:38 AM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for the update!

     

    I’ll check in with you again in a couple of weeks, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 2, 2023 10:16 am

    8 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 2, 2023, 10:16 AM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    I am consulting with our attorneys as to what is public record regarding shift rosters.

     

    Aaron

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452  

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 23, 2023 2:44 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 23, 2023, 2:44 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Good Afternoon Aaron,

     

    I’d like to check in again regarding the following public records request. It was first sent to your offices on March 16th:
    (March 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/2022 – 03/14/2023.

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for completion of this request?

     

    I’ll make one more attempt to follow up at the end of May, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ Lauren (and The Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Follow up
  • May 16, 2023 3:03 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 16, 2023, 3:03 PM
    subject: Re: Voicemail

     

    Thank you! 🙂

     

    Just wanted to make sure that our emails are not going to spam.

     

    I understand it may take some time for you to reply to each request. I’ll wait and follow up again in another week, if I don’t hear anything else.

     

    Have a great evening!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 16, 2023 2:52 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 16, 2023, 2:52 PM
    subject: Re: Voicemail

     

    I did, yes.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 16, 2023 2:07 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 16, 2023, 2:07 PM
    subject: Re: Voicemail

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Just checking to confirm that you received the message above ^^ . on Mon, May 8, 3:56 PM (8 days ago).

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Follow up
  • May 8, 2023 3:56 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 8, 2023, 3:56 PM
    subject: Re: Voicemail

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thanks for your message!

     

    Since there are 3 email threads going about 3 different record requests — I’d like to avoid creating additional new email threads to discuss those requests. It becomes very time consuming (and confusing) to review, reply to, and post updates on our site about multiple different requests if they’re all being discussed in the same email… This is why we like to keep each individual requests’ communications separate.

     

    The exact subject of the emails I’m referring to from April 18th are:

     

    1.
    date: Apr 18, 2023, 4:10 PM
    subject: Re: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of current Special Deputies. And any Special Deputies separated by Form F-5. 01/01/2022 – present day.

     

    2.
    date: Apr 18, 2023, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Medical emergency policy manual and sections. Related to Bunc. Co. Detention Center staff. 01/01/2019 – present day.

     

    3.
    date: Apr 18, 2023, 4:19 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    ————

     

    Please check your inbox / spam folder for [email protected] and let me know if you’re able to find and reply to those 3 threads. If not, then there is an issue with your receiving emails from [email protected] , and this should be looked into so that we can resolve before we send any future requests.

     

    If you are unable to locate those emails, then you can see all communications that have been sent to this point about each request, at the following URLs:

     

    1.
    https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/november-2022-multi-part-request-for-buncombe-county-nc-sheriffs-office-list-of-current-special-deputies-and-any-special-deputies-separated-by-form-f-5-01-01-2022-present-day/

     

    2.
    https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/february-2023-multi-part-request-for-buncombe-county-nc-sheriffs-office-medical-emergency-policy-manual-and-sections-related-to-bunc-co-detention-center-staff-01-01-2019-present-da/

     

    3.
    https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/march-2023-request-for-buncombe-county-nc-sheriffs-office-daily-shift-staffing-rosters-sent-from-patrol-lieutenants-to-captain-10-01-2022-03-14-2023/

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


     

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 8, 2023, 3:28 PM
    subject: Voicemail

     

    Hey Lauren,

     

    I did not see your email come through and I checked my spam/junk folders.

     

    Can you resend please?

     

    Aaron

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

     

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Follow up
  • May 8, 2023 3:09 pm

    9 months ago

    Editor’s Note. Update 05/08/23: We called Aaron Sarver’s office today at 3:09pmEST. We left a voicemail explaining that our Team has been following up with Aaron via email since April 18th, regarding 3 different records requests we currently have “open” with his office. We have not received a response, and are still awaiting clarification.

     

    For reference, those 3 requests are:

     

    (November 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of current Special Deputies. And any Special Deputies separated by Form F-5. 01/01/2022 – present day.

     

    (February 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Medical emergency policy manual and sections. Related to Bunc. Co. Detention Center staff. 01/01/2019 – present day.

     

    (March 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/2022 – 03/14/2023.

     

    We will make one more attempt to follow up with Aaron (via phone) in another week or so, if we haven’t heard back. Any updates we receive, will be posted on our site.


    Status: Follow up
  • April 18, 2023 4:19 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 18, 2023, 4:19 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Good Afternoon Aaron,

     

    I’m following up on your last update from 03/21/23. RE: “(March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.”

     

    If possible, can you please provide an anticipated date for completion of this records request?
    REF: (March 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/2022 – 03/14/2023.

     

    I’ll follow up again at the end of the month, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • March 23, 2023 4:39 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 23, 2023, 4:39 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    RE: “(March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.”

     

    Thank you for the update Aaron.

     

    I will follow up again in a few weeks, if we don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Have a good afternoon!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 21, 2023 2:25 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 21, 2023, 2:25 PM
    subject: Re: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Checking to see if we have any docs that meet this request.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 16, 2023 1:41 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 16, 2023, 1:41 PM
    subject: [New. Public Records Request] (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2023) Request for BCSO daily “shift staffing” rosters sent from Patrol Lieutenants to Captain. 10/01/22 – 03/14/23.

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a new public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request relates to “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office shift staffing levels”.

     

    If such a record exists – Please provide the electronic copy of all BCSO daily rosters (what deputies are available to answer calls for each shift on each patrol squad) sent from Patrol Lieutenants to the Captain. During the specific time period of 10/01/2022 through 03/14/2023.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ——————

     

    ** Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I can respond.

     

    ** I am simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide to narrow this request, other than what you see in the message above. If it is unclear, or you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

     

    By Law I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 15, 2023 4:00 pm

    11 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending